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A snapshot of contemporary attitudes to child support

Children Child support Australia

The Attitudes to Child Support Study, conducted by the AIFS early in 2005, was designed to inform the work of the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support. Data were obtained from a general population sample of 1001 people aged between 18 and 64 years and from a national random sample of 620 separated/divorced parents with at least one child under 18 years. Most respondents in the general population had heard of the Child Support Scheme. Most non-resident fathers believed that the scheme was not working well and was unfair; resident mothers were evenly divided on the scheme's functioning and fairness.

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